5th Annual Dig for the Cure

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Senior Taylor Sandbothe and Sophmore Carlisia May go up for the block to earn another point for West. The Titans defeated Lee's Summit High School in the Dig for the Cure Thursday two sets to none while raising money for Susan G. Komen foundation. Photo by Michelle Stout

The volleyball team supported the fight against breast cancer at the 5th annual Dig for the Cure event Thursday evening.

The team raised money in various ways. They sold T-shirts, had a silent auction at the game, and had a cash bucket competition between the two vying schools: West and Lee’s Summit.

All the proceeds made at the event were donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Last year, Dig for the Cure raised $7,000. The amount made this year is still being totaled.

Senior Taylor Sandbothe and Sophmore Carlisia May go up for the block to earn another point for West. The Titans defeated Lee’s Summit High School in the Dig for the Cure Thursday two sets to none while raising money for Susan G. Komen foundation. Photo by Michelle Stout

“It’s a great event that raises thousands of dollars for the Komen foundation and tries to increase breast cancer awareness, so that’s the best part of it,” said Varsity coach Lori Hanaway.

The West girls won the game two sets to none and Hanaway’s mother, a breast cancer survivor, spoke at half-time.

“This was kind of a big year,” said Hanaway. “We had done it for five years and that’s an accomplishment in itself and we are looking to doing it for many more years.”

By Claudia Guthrie

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